UK Immigration

Dirk Koopman djk at
Wed May 24 14:55:02 BST 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 06:26 -0700, candace wrote:
> On Mon, 22 May 2006, Lyons, Myke wrote:
> > On 22 May 2006, at 19:33, Lyons, Myke wrote:
> >>> My company used Deloitte to get me here and it was fairly seamless.
> >
> >> I guess they have experience moving folk around. The bike company who
> >> she works for don't seem to have a clue.
> >
> > I do know that Deloitte has an immigration department that could help with most any company.  I am not sure how cheap they are though.
> In getting my first work permit, I used an immigration lawyer here in 
> London whose name doesn't escape me but whose contact details do.  The 
> second time, the HR dept of my job just did it themselves.
> If you're desperate for a lawyer, email me and I'll have a rummage around.
> It basically involved getting some recommendation letters and writing up 
> some bullshit.

The main problem, in my experience, is getting your application in front
of a real person and not in the in / pending tray. 

Essentially they need about 200% more personnel to keep up with demand
and another 2 or 300% to clear the backlog. So the trick is to find a
way in on a phone and complain - that seems to bring your case to the
top of the pile.


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